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Girls in Tech

Bill Nye the Science Guy, Subject of Documentary Feature, Advocates for Women in STEM

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

From 1993 through 1998 and beyond, Bill Nye has been The Science Guy, inspiring many to pursue careers in science and technology. Bill Nye's fans who are now parents share the program with their children, reaching yet another generation.

Girls in Tech: Engaging Women in the Tech Space

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the US will be home to 1.4 million jobs in the computer science sector. Women outnumber men in college graduation rates but in 2014, women made up just a quarter of the tech industry.

Supporting Women in the Tech Space

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, the US will be home to 1.4 million jobs in the computer science sector. Women outnumber men in college graduation rates but in 2014, women made up just a quarter of the tech industry. The percentage of women studying computer science has dropped to 12% from 37% a decade ago.

How and Why I Launched a National Nonprofit As a High School Sophomore

Pooja Chandrashekar | Posted 07.14.2015 | Teen
Pooja Chandrashekar

Four years ago, on my first day of high school, I looked around my fourth period AP Computer Science class. The familiar mix of nervousness and excitement that comes with all first days was there, but there was something more disconcerting.

One Of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming An Engineer

Shraddha Chaplot | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Shraddha Chaplot

Have you ever believed that you could do or be anything? That in your heart and gut, you knew that you were destined to change the world in your own way, exciting, empowering and enabling so many others so they may do the things they never thought they could?

Girls and STEM: How We Can Up the Numbers

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

When girls do express interest in careers such as electrical engineering, we need to encourage their interest, adds Drew Jarvis. From childhood, girls need to learn to be assertive enough to express their interests and ask for help.

Joseph Erbentraut

How One Mom (And Her Cupcakes) Could Improve Diversity In Tech

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents

When Chicago-based web designer and developer Jen Myers was first learning to code, it was difficult to feel that she belonged in the male-dominated f...

Girls in Tech Ask Tech Companies to Close the Gender Pay Gap Through Their "Raise Awareness" Campaign #RAISETECH

Anne Ravanona | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Anne Ravanona

There has been much backlash in the press towards Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who told women at a tech conference last week, that they should not ask ...

Lots of Talk About Girls in Tech: Where Are the Results?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

We've recently seen lots of coverage about the lack of women in tech, from Google's Made with Code initiative that spurred industry giants to share their diversity data, to the recent spate of nonprofits addressing this lack of diversity.

Teenage Girls Create Tampon-Themed Video Game

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.11.2014 | Teen

Two teen girls have developed a tampon-themed video game, in the process challenging the strange way society treats menstruation. Sophie Houser, 17...

Bridging the Gender Gap: Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

Alicia Chang | Posted 02.26.2014 | Technology
Alicia Chang

While the majority of studies show no differences in STEM ability, a large divide in perceived competence starts as early as age five.

Tessa Ann Taylor, an Up and Coming Twenty-Something High Tech Entrepreneur, Shares Her Story and Offers Insights to STEM Girls

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."

This Is What Inspires Girls In Stem

The Huffington Post | Gina Ryder | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

How Teaching Girls To Code Is Changing The World

Posted 10.11.2013 | OWN

By Zoe Donaldson When running for Congress in 2010, Reshma Saujani campaigned in "some of the country's wealthiest zip codes and some of the po...

Grace Hopper Conference 2013: Think Big, Drive Forward

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

At last, after a year-long wait, the conference has arrived! Over a 4-day period (Oct. 2-5), more than 4,600 people -- representing 54 countries inclu...

Top Tech Organizations: Leading the Revolution

Ivo Lukas | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Last year, I gave you my Top Five Women Tech Organizations and I'm back with a shortlist of technology organizations for both men and women. This time...

Your Daughter Is A Dork, And That's Okay

Rachel Weiss | Posted 10.18.2013 | Women
Rachel Weiss

I was almost a casualty of the "leaky pipeline" for girls in STEM. My concepts of femininity and being accepted by my peers temporarily interfered with my self-esteem and my grades. Thirty years later, these threats still exist for young women, and they need our help to stay on track.

Entrepreneurs Tackle Big Questions About Business On Twitter

Posted 10.03.2013 | Small Business

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Reimagining STEM at School: Education Heavy Hitters Discuss On Twitter

Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

The Importance of Mentorship

Ivo Lukas | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

People have asked me in recent years about mentorship. I want to share what I know about mentoring in STEM and technology fields. My goal is simple: to expose the younger generations to STEM fields.

Let's Hear It For The Girls

Blair Christie | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Blair Christie

Teenage girls use computers and the Internet similar to boys -- they text, they take pictures on their phones -- yet they are five times less likely to consider a technology-related career. Today, on International Girls in ICT Day, I'm wondering how we can reverse that trend.

STEM in Words: Let's Make What We Say Count

Angela Maiers | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

The next time students file into your classroom, let's give them words to which they can tie their aspirations. Then, let us stop and listen to the students who choose to share with us their dreams of changing the world.

Why Don't Girls Want Careers in Technology?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 01.30.2012 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

When it comes to careers, boys are five times more likely to go into technology. Why is this? At what point are we losing our girl geeks to other industries?

Girl Tech Inventors and Mentors!

Angela Haines | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

HailNYC Team , credit C. Colon One night in May, the premises of AOL in downtown NYC vibrated with the chatty energy and nerves of 47 teenage girl...